Examining New England Patriots’ Offseason and Key Preseason Positional Battles

May 28, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The 2012 NFL season saw the New England Patriots fall just short of the Lombardi Trophy for the seventh consecutive year, this time at the hands of the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens with a shocking 28-13 loss in the AFC Championship game.
New England hasn’t won a Super Bowl since the 2004 season but is always in the mix. The preeminent team of the 2000s has made a playoff appearance in 10 of the last 12 seasons, and there’s no reason to believe it won’t be back in the postseason hunt in 2013.   
While Bill Belichick’s personnel decisions often go against the grain, he has managed to create sustainability and continuity with Tom Brady at the helm, always adding and subtracting the right pieces to make it work. Never employing the same tired strategies year in and year out, Belichick has kept his team at the forefront of the AFC.
However, this offseason was a little different in a few notable ways. Despite stockpiling draft pic...

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